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Benson Mwita      

Full name Benson Mwita Nyaikini

Born December 5, 1987, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Current age 27 years 241 days

Major teams Tanzania, Tanzania Under-19s

Nickname Mkuria

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Benson Mwita Nyaikini
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/33, 60 Tanzania v Nigeria Kuala Lumpur 13 Mar 2014 Other OD
4, 4/14 Tanzania v Cayman Is Kuala Lumpur 12 Mar 2014 Other OD
5, 2/41 Tanzania v Nigeria Kuala Lumpur 10 Mar 2014 Other OD
0, 3/14 Tanzania v Guernsey Kuala Lumpur 9 Mar 2014 Other OD
2/41, 48 Tanzania v Jersey Kuala Lumpur 7 Mar 2014 Other OD
2/42, 2 Tanzania v Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 6 Mar 2014 Other OD
4/23, 50 Tanzania v Botswana Kampala 28 Feb 2013 Other T20
1/16, 7 Tanzania v Uganda Kampala 27 Feb 2013 Other T20
55, 3/12 Tanzania v Nigeria Kampala 27 Feb 2013 Other T20
1/49, 1 Tanzania v Kenya Kampala 26 Feb 2013 Other T20
Profile

Groomed from his youth by spells in Tanzania's age-group sides, Benson Mwita is a bowling allrounder who made his debut for the senior national team at the Six Nations World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Zambia in 2004, while still a regular in the Under-19 side. He returned to the national side for Tanzania's successful run at the World Cricket League Africa Region Division Two tournament in 2006, coming on first-change and picking up 12 wickets in the tournament, including two four-wicket hauls. With Tanzania ascending to Division One, Mwita was given the new ball and celebrated by picking up 4 for 45 against a strong Scotland side in January 2007. Tanzania still lost that match, however, and soon slipped back down to Division Four. Mwita took the new ball for Tanzania at the Division Four tournament in Italy in 2010 with reasonable success, and also continued to chip in with the bat - most notably guiding the side to a three-wicket win over Argentina with an aggressive, unbeaten 46.
Liam Brickhill August 2010

Latest Photos

Jun 9, 2007

Benson Mwita hits one out of the park against Hong Kong

Benson Mwita hits one out of the park against Hong Kong

© Tanzania Cricket Association

Jun 9, 2007

Benson Mwita bowling against Hong Kong, May 2007

Benson Mwita bowling against Hong Kong

© Tanzania Cricket Association

Tournament Results
Argentina v Bahrain at Singapore - Feb 25, 2012
Bahrain won by 5 wickets (with 176 balls remaining)
Cayman Is v Guernsey at Singapore - Feb 25, 2012
Guernsey won by 1 run
Singapore v Malaysia at Singapore - Feb 25, 2012
Singapore won by 9 wickets (with 140 balls remaining)
Bahrain v Malaysia at Singapore - Feb 24, 2012
Bahrain won by 2 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
Cayman Is v Guernsey at Singapore - Feb 24, 2012
Guernsey won by 6 wickets (with 40 balls remaining)
Singapore v Argentina at Singapore - Feb 24, 2012
Singapore won by 146 runs
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